Exhibitions

On View

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PULSUS

The city is an electrifying fray, a maddening web of cacophony that connects every one of us to every one of others. How can we find solace in a world that doesn’t stop? PULSUS is an ambient, interactive, and experimental installation, part of a collaborative…

exhibition dates: SEP 1 – DEC 15, 2017

Allen Sayegh, Curator

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“Real Talk,” an exhibition by the GSD’s African American Student Union

“Real Talk” collects photographic portraits and personal reflections of participants in the GSD’s second Black in Design Conference, entitled “Designing Resistance, Building Coalitions,” to reveal how their stories relate to identity, design, resistance, and coalition building. This exhibition is a part of a larger…

exhibition dates: OCT 5 – DEC 21, 2017

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Border Ecologies

Borders shape and consolidate relations between states, people, jurisdictions, political entities, and territories. While some borders are stable, others are in a constant flow. The demarcation of borders is a body politic. It regulates economic relations and people’s access to places, resources, and rights. Borders…

exhibition dates: NOV 1 – DEC 21, 2017

Malkit Shoshan, Curator

Past Exhibitions

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Portman’s America & Other Speculations

Combining the talents of an architect, artist and developer, John Portman was able to embark on a series of large-scale building projects —megastructures—that radically redefined the relationship of architecture to the city and its citizens. Iwan Baan’s new photographs of Portman’s work, commissioned for the…

exhibition dates: AUG 28 – OCT 25, 2017

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Soft Thresholds: Projects of RMA Architects, Mumbai

An elephant and its family at the Hathigaon Elephant Village near Jaipur, Rajasthan. Photo: Rahul Mehrotra As a point of entry and exit, a threshold has a dual coding in society as both a physical and symbolic marker of separation and connection. Thresholds are often…

exhibition dates: AUG 21 – OCT 15, 2017

Rahul Mehrotra, Curator

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Transformations + Connections:  Harvard Undergraduate Architecture Studies studio projects

The two studio-based courses offered in the Harvard Undergraduate Architecture Studies Track—“Transformations” and “Connections”—explore architectural means and methods of design. Each begins from a different scale of inquiry, but converge at a similar end. The work exhibited here combines the output from the two…

exhibition dates: AUG 25 – SEP 28, 2017

Megan Panzano and Lisa Haber-Thomson, Curators

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We the Publics: A manifesto to restore democracy and truth in the Republic

“We the Publics…” is a provocation, a proclamation, and a call for participatory action “We the Publics…” is a reflexive search for clarity that offers a space for individual and collective reflection in a time of ever-increasing noise and distraction “We the Publics…” creates a…

exhibition dates: MAR 20 – AUG 21, 2017

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Still Life: A Harvard GSD Exhibition 2015–2016

The ninth edition of Platform, produced by a faculty-student team, documents student work produced at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) over the prior year. This edition invokes the still life as a device to organize works from across the School, which are in…

exhibition dates: MAR 20 – MAY 12, 2017

Jennifer Bonner, Curator

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Rules of Possibility: Constructing Design Systems

How do we define systems in which design is simultaneously dependent yet not predetermined? Can we work within that degree of freedom and produce a critical and coherent product? The Irving Innovation Fellowship provides a platform for the development of these research interests and their…

exhibition dates: MAR 27 – MAY 12, 2017

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TASK: A Magazine for the Younger Generation of Architecture

TASK was published in Robinson Hall in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) was based before moving to Gund Hall in 1972. The magazine was published by architecture students at the GSD, MIT, and Smith College, and was consistently active from…

exhibition dates: MAR 30 – MAY 12, 2017

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Hybrid Formations: Interdisciplinary Design

This exhibition features work produced in the Fall 2016 studio Hybrid Formations: Interdisciplinary Design (SCI-6463). Led by Volkan Alkanoglu, Lecturer in Architecture, the course examines and implements techniques and strategies for the design of prototype structures out of aluminum sheet metal. It is a study…

exhibition dates: FEB 3 – MAR 26, 2017

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Anatomy of Gund Hall

Anatomy of Gund Hall was developed in conjunction with the Sensory Media Workshop conducted by artist David Molander (Loeb Fellow '17) on September 30, 2016. What? In this workshop, the students will be creating a photographic mapping of Gund Hall. Photography is used as the…

exhibition dates: JAN 25 – MAR 19, 2017

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Designing Planes and Seams

Designing Planes and Seams focuses on the relationship of flat or planar materials and the seaming and construction necessary for creating expressive three-dimensional form. Focusing on the pattern pieces of iconic historic designs, the dressing of the contours of the body is represented by examples…

exhibition dates: FEB 1 – MAR 15, 2017

Anita Berrizbeitia, Curator

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Architectural Ethnography: Atelier Bow-Wow

Atelier Bow-Wow investigates the living condition of people through various fieldwork and design practices. They observe architecture and its environments from a behaviorological point of view and always invent unique visual representations specific to the subject and scope at hand, like the book Graphic Anatomy (Toto, 2007). Their interests…

exhibition dates: JAN 17 – MAR 5, 2017